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Acne All Over my Face - Hundreds, if not Thousands

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  • Posted By: AcneSinceAge8
  • August 9, 2010
  • 03:09 AM

Skin Type: Very Dry to Dry
Acne Severity: Severe
Years with Acne: 8 years
Symptoms: Whenever I eat sugar and dairy my throat becomes sore/tender and my skin starts to itch. I also get IBS from the dairy and sugar. Could this be the source of my acne?

Since I was 8 years old I was an acne sufferer. I didn't really take into consideration that you had to wash your face in the morning and at night until I was 11 years old, and when I was more self-aware. Sooo... I've tried EVERYTHING. It's been 8 years since I saw my first pimple, and I've tried so much, including:

Murad (made my skin irritated and peeled my dry skin away),
Clean and Clear (REALLY peeled my skin off, didn't help),
Neutrogena (seemed to help a bit... until I had another huge break out *while* using),
Biore Ice Cleanser (dried out my skin and made my red face feel like paper),
Cetaphil Mild Acne Cleanser (took away the majority of my inflammation but did not remove acne),
Alba Facial Wash (nothing),

and ohhhh so many more that I do not think will be productive for me to mention. I moisturize after each twice-a-day cleansing with various moisturizers. Currently I am using plain soap to wash my face since it is so mild and am moisturizing with a green tea tree oil moisturizer. Then at night only I apply a little bit of retin A over the HUGE area of skin that my acne covers.

One thing to note is that I am a very, very slow healer and am easy to scar. I get a scratch - it takes over a month to heal. Then it scars. That's how my body works, quite apparently.

Please, ladies and gents, help me out in this tizzy of mine! I've been battling this war for too long and am tired of facing the enemy.

Maria

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  • c'mon, guyyys I'm stillll stuckkkkkkk....... :[
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2010
    • 02:28 AM
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  • hey! here are something that may help you! Skin Bumps Caused by Pimples or Acne Identifying Acne Acne Vulgaris is the most common form of acne. This type of acne encompasses: Blackheads: These occur when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the bacteria to slowly drain to the surface. The black color comes from the skin’s own pigment reacting with the oxygen in the air. Whiteheads: These result when a pore is completely blocked, trapping bacteria and causing a white appearance on the surface. Whiteheads tend not to last as long as blackheads. Papules: These inflamed, red, tender bumps have no head. Papules appear as inflamed, red, tender bumps that should not be popped as that will increase the chances of scarring. Pustules: A pustule is an inflamed red circular skin bump with a white or yellow center and is known as the standard zit. Be weary of how you pop the zit as it has the potential to cause scabbing or scarring. Nodules: Nodular acne appear as much larger than the garden variety zit and can be quite painful. Nodules are large, hard bumps under the skin’s surface. Scarring is common and it can take months to go through its cycle. Avoid squeezing these as it could stretch the recovery time and cause scarring. Cysts: Essentially this is a nodule-like skin bump that filled with pus. They can be painful and scar and have long recovery time – longer if you try to pop them. About Acne Acne is most often found in adolescents going through puberty, however adult acne and pimples are frequent amongst both men and women. Acne is a skin reaction that can cause irritating skin bumps but is not life threatening and is considered a nuisance and potentially embarrassing in some social situations. Curing Acne Dermatologists often have ways of lessening swelling and preventing scarring, such as administering a cortisone shot or by using a plethora of creams, cleansers and lotions. Overall the best cure for acne is regularly cleansing and finding the right facial soaps to keep your skin balancing by identifying whether you have oily, regular or dry skin.
    kenny1703 11 Replies
    • October 21, 2010
    • 06:30 AM
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  • Random thought.... maybe have a food allergy test done. Your acne could be a caused by an allergy to what you are eating and your skin is trying to get rid of it.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • November 8, 2010
    • 05:34 AM
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  • Skin Type: Very Dry to DryAcne Severity: SevereYears with Acne: 8 yearsSymptoms: Whenever I eat sugar and dairy my throat becomes sore/tender and my skin starts to itch. I also get IBS from the dairy and sugar. Could this be the source of my acne? Since I was 8 years old I was an acne sufferer. I didn't really take into consideration that you had to wash your face in the morning and at night until I was 11 years old, and when I was more self-aware. Sooo... I've tried EVERYTHING. It's been 8 years since I saw my first pimple, and I've tried so much, including: Murad (made my skin irritated and peeled my dry skin away),Clean and Clear (REALLY peeled my skin off, didn't help),Neutrogena (seemed to help a bit... until I had another huge break out *while* using),Biore Ice Cleanser (dried out my skin and made my red face feel like paper),Cetaphil Mild Acne Cleanser (took away the majority of my inflammation but did not remove acne),Alba Facial Wash (nothing), and ohhhh so many more that I do not think will be productive for me to mention. I moisturize after each twice-a-day cleansing with various moisturizers. Currently I am using plain soap to wash my face since it is so mild and am moisturizing with a green tea tree oil moisturizer. Then at night only I apply a little bit of retin A over the HUGE area of skin that my acne covers. One thing to note is that I am a very, very slow healer and am easy to scar. I get a scratch - it takes over a month to heal. Then it scars. That's how my body works, quite apparently. Please, ladies and gents, help me out in this tizzy of mine! I've been battling this war for too long and am tired of facing the enemy. MariaHave you tried Active Manuka honey unlike most treatments this is all natural, you can eat it, and will kill the bacteria creating the acne
    manuka 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • i think acne is caused by lack of vitamin d sitting on computer all day or tv -you get vitamin d even on cloudy daysand or bovine hormone in dairy products in usa -only?is this acne problem as bad in Canada or eu?
    Johnny Appleseed 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Should use something which is good for dryskin.If you want to keep it natural use raw milk at night wash your face with raw milk and you will see some good changes.
    WalterJr 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ohhh!!! That's sad!!!! I guess acne products offered at Pharma Skin Care can prove to be helpful.I can surely tell this after my experience.
    alexdoc 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ohh!! Thats Sad!!I guess acne products offered at Pharma Skin Care can help you.Can say that after my experience.
    alexdoc 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had acne so bad when I was younger that I use to pay my friends to go to the grocery store for me to by me groceries my acne was so bad. I used Acutane and it destroyed all the acne, this was after I tried other treatments that did not work. This is the last line defense for acne. It WILL kill all the acne, you can also look up the perricone perscription from doctor perricone and follow his anti imflamation diet which also worked wonders for my acne. If it's bad I would just go for the Acutane and kill that acne. I love ya, best of luck!
    metalman*4321 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • That is a really serious problem. I recommend you to use natural medicine. Use lemon juice as your astringent. Put a small amount in a container and add a bit of sugar to normalize. Let it on your skin for some minutes. Then, rinse with plain water.
    Cobalt 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Having acne prolems?I'v experienced that too and tried lots of medicine but it turns outthat im just wasting my money on it. .finally I found this very helpful site that definitely solved my prolemsin a short period of time.Now is the time to say goodbye to your acne. Very effective and useful. You should try it yourself and be amaze.Clink this link to know ways how to get rid of acne
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  • Have you ever seen a Dr for your Acne, my Daughter suffers from severe acne she is 12 yrs old, she also sees a endocrinologist, she has suffered from Acne since she was about 7 or 8, her Dr noticed her Acne getting worse and did some blood tests to test her male hormones androgens, they came back that her hormones were all out of whack and they have sent us to a dermatologist to see what they can do, she also suffers from a rare condition called McCune Albright Syndrome, because of this, she cannot take the medication to help her male hormones, but the Dr said that people who suffer from severe acne should always have their Androgens tested. Hope this helps.
    shiane 1 Replies
    • December 16, 2012
    • 05:53 PM
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  • It is really important with problem skin to cleanse, tone and moisture twice a day. The cleanser will remove 60% of the dirt on your face and unclog your pores. The toner will remove the extra 40% and help your skin to take on the moisturiser. If you have oily skin it seems counter intuitive to moisturise, but this is a must to stop your skin feeling that it needs to produce its natural oils. I have found that using the Temple Spa products for combination skin have got rid of my spots without drying out my skin, and they have eliminated my sister's acne (moisture to go moisturiser, dual act cleanser and toning essence). If you don't have a problem with your skin drying out then their oily range is designed to also promote skin rejuvenation to lessen the scaring from spots. The "Purification" mask is amazing for drawing out impurities and getting rid of spots and blackheads. If you have shiny skin then the "moisture matte" is fantastic at stooping the shininess and can be used under make-up. All of the products are full of natural ingredients and vitamins. Although they are reasonably expensive (compared to e.g Simple) they are priced below the other big skin care houses (Clinique etc), and if you go through on of the Temple Spa consultants you can get them even cheaper - £66.67 for a cleaner, toner, mask and moisturiser. Have a look at http://www.templespa.com/elliemawbey/spa-skincare-offers/exclusive-collections/Super-Starter to get an idea. I really would recommend them, they have done wonders for my skin!
    Elliekins 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2013
    • 05:37 PM
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  • Acne is a problem that persists in several people and generally starts during one’s adolescent years. Even though it is extremely difficult to get rid of Acne, it is not impossible. First and Foremost, chemicals may help to a certain extent but won’t affect you much. Acne is caused due to impurities in your inner system rather than the outer skin. I am listing a few remedies you could turn to that, if followed religiously, are bound to relieve you from your acne problems.Below certain remedies are listed that intend to clear your inner system and tackle acne from the inside:Boil mint leaves in water and mix a spoon of honey. Drink the water on an empty stomach, the first thing in the morning.Watch your diet! Avoid the intake of oily foods and try consume fruits and green vegetables as much as possible.Drink as much water as you can. Water plays a vital role in clearing out impurities in your body.Below, I am listing remedies that you should follow, targeting your skin:Wash your face as much as possible, especially every time after you go out. This enables you to remove access dirt which may eventually take the shape of blackheads and pimples.Apply herbal face packs. The ingredients may vary but those commonly preferred include turmeric powder, chana flour, a few drops of lemon, a few drops of water , and sandalwood powder.Apply the pulp of aloevera overnight and wash it off in the morning.Hope this information helps!
    hemantlatawa 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • Acne is a problem that persists in several people and generally starts during one’s adolescent years. Even though it is extremely difficult to get rid of Acne, it is not impossible. First and Foremost, chemicals may help to a certain extent but won’t affect you much. Acne is caused due to impurities in your inner system rather than the outer skin. I am listing a few remedies you could turn to that, if followed religiously, are bound to relieve you from your acne problems.Below certain remedies are listed that intend to clear your inner system and tackle acne from the inside:1. Boil mint leaves in water and mix a spoon of honey. Drink the water on an empty stomach, the first thing in the morning.2. Watch your diet! Avoid the intake of oily foods and try consume fruits and green vegetables as much as possible.3. Drink as much water as you can. Water plays a vital role in clearing out impurities in your body.Below, I am listing remedies that you should follow, targeting your skin:1. Wash your face as much as possible, especially every time after you go out. This enables you to remove access dirt which may eventually take the shape of blackheads and pimples.2. Apply herbal face packs. The ingredients may vary but those commonly preferred include turmeric powder, chana flour, a few drops of lemon, a few drops of water , and sandalwood powder.3. Apply the pulp of aloevera overnight and wash it off in the morning.Hope this information helps!
    hemantlatawa 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • online pharmacy is a helpful source that can build some helpful resources for you.
    david_189 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey why don't you try Proactiv acne cream. It does have great effect on acne, though there are so many reviews on internet related to proactiv.
    mikejame078 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • ACNE IS EASY TO CURE!!!!!!!!!!! Clear Skin Image from Coenzyme A will beat any acne! It never fails.
    Pat McCormick 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have heard that Proactive is effective is helpful in reducing pimples. Have you tried Proactive??
    Allendawson 18 Replies
    • November 11, 2013
    • 10:45 AM
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